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The team behind the popular education, community and audience engagement programmes at the New Theatre and our sister venue St David's Hall now have a new name and identity -
A2: Arts Active.

Education, community and audience engagement

Taking inspiration from the diverse programmes of St David's Hall & the New Theatre and using them as a powerful catalyst for creative endeavours, we aim to encourage people, from the youngest to oldest, to engage in and enjoy arts activity.


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See great drama for ridiculously low prices with react, the free theatre club exclusively for 16 to 25 year olds.

As a react member you can book seats for Tuesday to Thursday evening performances for JUST £5 or £10 for the following dramas at the New Theatre:


To join react, just fill in your details. We'll get in touch as soon as possible and don't worry we won't let anyone use your information to sell you a timeshare in Scarborough or commit you to military service in Aberdeen. All we do is let you in on some great deals.

Once you have completed the form below you will be sent a react card that is required when you book your discounted tickets. As some shows are really popular the £5 react seats are subject to availablity and can't be booked online.



Work experience

We are sorry but we are not arranging any work experience places or work placements at this time due to St David's Hall and the New Theatre undergoing operational and staffing reorganisation.  We wish you well in looking for a suitable placement and will update this text when the programme is up and running again.

Cardiff Gamelan - The St David's Hall set of bronze Javanese percussion instruments

Taster sessions for schools on the St David's Hall Javanese gamelan instruments are available throughout the term time.

Cardiff Gamelan Ensemble Tuesdays 6.00pm-8.00pm at St David's Hall
An adult community gamelan ensemble. Players of all abilities are welcome. 


Soundworks is a music project for adults coping with physical and learning difficulties. Arts Active works in collaboration with Cardiff's Adult service day centres to offer their clients a chance to explore and create music in an enjoyable and accessible manner at a weekly music session. Participants are encouraged to communicate and negotiate with others using instruments, art, drama and movement. 

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For more information or to book a place for any of our projects above contact:
A2: Arts Active | Telephone 029 2087 8570 | | Fax 029 2087 8550

Arts Active. St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH.